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Internet speed recommendations

These are the recommended internet speeds for playing Netflix titles.

Recommended megabits per second

To stream Netflix in HD, you'll need:

Manage bandwidth usage by Netflix

If your Internet service provider restricts bandwidth or data usage, you can set the video quality to Low or Medium for less data usage.

Check connection speed

On many devices, you can check the connection speed from within the Netflix app.

If you are using a mobile device or computer, you can test your speed on
  1. Start on the Netflix home page.

  2. Go up and select Settings or the icon .

    • If you don't see the settings icon, your device doesn't support this feature.

  3. Choose Check Network.

  4. The Netflix app will check that you can connect to the internet and reach Netflix. It also checks your connection speed.

If your connection speed is slower than expected, contact your ISP for help.